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Guide to Lucas County, Iowa ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Chariton
Organized: July 4, 1849[1]
Parent County(s): Non-County Area 4[2]
Neighboring Counties
Appanoose  • Clarke  • Decatur  • Marion  • Monroe  • Warren  • Wayne
See County Maps
Courthouse
Iowa, Lucas County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Iowa Lucas Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Lucas County was named for Robert Edward Lucas and is located in south-central Iowa.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lucas County Courthouse
916 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA 50049
Phone: 641-774-4412
Lucas County Website

Lucas County, Iowa Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1880 1849 1880 1900 1849 1850 1847
* Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths January 1891. General compliance by 1924.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Lucas County, Iowa online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Iowa recorded not only federal, but state censuses for several in-between years as well. For more information, see the very informative Iowa Census article.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 471
1860 5,766 1124.2%
1870 10,388 80.2%
1880 14,530 39.9%
1890 14,563 0.2%
1900 16,126 10.7%
1910 13,462 −16.5%
1920 15,686 16.5%
1930 15,114 −3.6%
1940 14,571 −3.6%
1950 12,069 −17.2%
1960 10,923 −9.5%
1970 10,163 −7.0%
1980 10,313 1.5%
1990 9,070 −12.1%
2000 9,422 3.9%
2010 8,898 −5.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. They include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, transactions were usually recorded and housed at the county courthouse.

Online Land and Property Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Lucas County, which may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Iowa Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

County and state maps, historical and more current, are valuable research tools. For online maps and collections in libraries and societies, see Iowa Maps. Historical maps may be especially useful.

Warren CountyMarion CountyClarke CountyDecatur CountyWayne CountyAppanoose CountyMonroe CountyIA LUCAS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars


Civil War
Civil War service men in Lucas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed here:

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company H
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K

Online Civil War Records

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Iowa tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. Iowa's unique Old Age Assistance tax gives names, addresses and birth years. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.

Online Tax Indexes and Records

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded by civil officials on registers, certificates, and other documents. Copies or extracts may be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office. See also Iowa Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Lucas County. For state-wide library facilities, see Iowa Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

To locate the closest family history center or affiliate library, use the link listed above.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Lucas County. For state-wide library facilities, see Iowa Archives and Libraries.

Chariton Public Library
803 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA 50049
641-774-5514
e-mail: lcgsvolunteer@gmail.com
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Lucas County Historical Society Museum
123 N. 17th Street
P.O. Box 807
Chariton, IA 50049
641-774-4464
Email: bmcross@lisco.com
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Lucas County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Iowa Societies.

Lucas County Genealogical Society
c/o Chariton Public Library
803 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA 50049-1742
641-774-5514
E-mail: lucasgene@hotmail.com
Website

Lucas County Historical Society
123 N. 17th St
P.O. Box 807
Chariton, IA 50049
641-774-4464
E-mail: lchs@iowatelecom.net
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Iowa Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed on 11 April 2021.
  2. Iowa Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed on 11 April 2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Lucas, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_County,_Iowa."
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iowa.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Iowa Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed on 11 April 2021.
  6. Iowa Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed on 11 April 2021.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iowa.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Lucas County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_County%2C_Iowa#Communities, accessed 14 October 2019.